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Old 03-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #201
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i totally think it's valid for a thrice married serial adulterer who dumped his wives while they were sick (cancer, MS) to believe that marriage is only between a men and (healthy, younger, several) women.
I think so too-especially since he was just being patriotic



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In his recently released book, Mike Huckabee invokes "death panels" -- a now-infamous and debunked attack first made by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in 2009 in criticizing proposed health care reform legislation.

According to Media Matters, the potential presidential candidate writes in A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington:

Tucked away in the $787 billion stimulus was the establishment of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness, which will become our version of Britain's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the ironically and Orwellian-named NICE. NICE decides who lives and who dies based on age and the cost of treatment. So the stimulus didn't just waste your money; it planted the seeds from which the poisonous tree of death panels will grow.

The former Arkansas governor reportedly goes on to suggest that it is "the most helpless and vulnerable among us" whose care will be rationed -- including the old and the young, as well as those "who don't live politically correct lives" or "have too many cigarettes or cocktails or cans of soda."

According to Huckabee, "'Death by Chocolate' won't just be a cute name on the dessert menu.'"

Huckabee made a stop on his book tour in North Carolina on Tuesday. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the possible White House contender was received as "something of a Republican rock star" by the crowd.

As for when Huckabee might be expected to announce whether or not he plans to run in 2012, the former governor reportedly didn't let any details slip on his intentions at the event.

"I am very seriously considering it, and my time frame is this summer to make the decision," he said, according to the Citizen-Times.
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"There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate." -- Newt Gingrich

I didn't want it to happen, of course. No one does. When you take the marriage vows, you take them for life, right? So at first, I suppressed those unwanted feelings. Sure, I noticed her purple mountain majesties as soon as she walked in the room. I mean, who didn't? Believe me, in a sweater, those purple mountains sure were majestic. And her amber waves of grain? I couldn't pry my eyes away. So lush and, well, ambery. What was I to do? Maybe it's because my defenses were down--I was working so hard at the time--that my mind soon wandered to her fruited plains. Bad, bad thoughts! But I just couldn't help myself.

At first, of course, I didn't say a word. I tried to confirm my soul in self-control. Oh, how I tried! And she played it straight, even when she caught me staring at her alabaster cities. But then I succumbed. I succumbed to sin. It was a business trip, of course. What a trip! It took us from the redwood forests all the way to the gulf stream waters. I was working so hard! Did I mention that I was working so very hard?

On that perilous night, when I first lifted my lamp by her golden door, she was dressed in broad stripes and bright stars. I was always a sucker for broad stripes and bright stars. It happened after a long day of exceedingly hard work. Boy, was I tired from all that hard work! She knew I wanted her. And I knew she wanted me. In a flash, our clothes fell to the floor, and she whispered huskily in my ear, "Give me your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free," and before I knew it, I saw that golden valley. Oh, the rockets' red glare! The bombs bursting in air! In that moment of indivisible union, I screamed out, "America, America! God shed His grace on thee!"

I was hopelessly, irretrievably in love. I guess that makes me a sinner. But it also makes me a patriot.
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Sorry.

Newt Gingrich seems to treat women very poorly. I feel that makes him an ass. Yet, he goes out of his way to explain his despicable actions. He seems to wear them as proudly as one would a hat.

I feel that makes Newt Gingrich an asshat.
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Newt Gingrich seems to treat women very poorly.


so does the Republican party.
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"Newt Gingrich seems to treat women very poorly."

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so does the Republican party.

Please post some facts to back your statement.
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Here's a site just for you!

Republicans Hate Women

That appears to be a work in progress. But here's a collection of reasons why some people might come to this conclusion. Complete with sources listed!

http://agentlemansview.com/2011/03/0...we-hate-women/

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"Newt Gingrich and the Republican party seem to treat women very poorly."

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Minnesota GOP: Equal pay for women is “unnecessary and costly” | Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
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Twenty-two Republican state legislators in Minnesota have apparently decided that equal enough should be good enough for women who hope to be paid fairly in that state.

At least, that’s the message they’re sending through their drive to repeal Minnesota’s landmark 1984 fair pay law, the Local Government Pay Equity Act (LGPEA), which requires local governments to track and report every three years on the pay of their employees. That data is then used to ensure that systemic pay discrimination against women does not occur. The GOP’s plan to repeal LGPEA was quietly tucked within a larger bill sponsored by the legislators.
No need for equal pay if you're barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.
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Please post some facts to back your statement.
Please read and respond to facts listed by multiple posters above.
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Here's a site just for you!

Republicans Hate Women

That appears to be a work in progress. But here's a collection of reasons why some people might come to this conclusion. Complete with sources listed!

A Gentleman’s view. - GOP: We Hate Women!

Reading is fun. CLAP CLAP CLAP

Thank you for the links.

I did go and read them.



I'm just wondering why I am always accused of posting biased links.


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I'm not claiming they're not the greatest links or the most unbiased.

Just showing that there are indeed actual reasons why people might think that the Republican party hates women.
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I'm just wondering why I am always accused of posting biased links.
Because you have frequently posted "research" sponsored by lobbyist groups that pay for research supporting their position.

Have you ever seen the film Thank You for Smoking?
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It's even worse to say it was in NH It's a short drive to Lexington and Concord from Nashua, she should have made it. Beautiful places, great to walk around and see all the history. And of course there's always Google.

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NASHUA, N.H.—U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota stood before New Hampshire Republicans with a tea bag clutched in her hand Saturday, but her grasp on Revolutionary War geography wasn't quite as tight.

Before headlining a GOP fundraiser, the possible presidential hopeful told a group of students and conservative activists in Manchester, "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord."

But those first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.

"So I misplaced the battles Concord and Lexington by saying they were in New Hampshire," Bachmann posted on her Facebook page later. "It was my mistake, Massachusetts is where they happened. New Hampshire is where they are still proud of it. "

Though Bachmann probably wasn't the first to confuse Concord, N.H., with Concord, Mass., her mistake was striking given her roots in the tea party movement, which takes its name from the dumping of tea into Boston Harbor by angry American colonists in December 1773, 16 months before the Battle of Lexington Green.

Some 30 miles to the north and with tea bag in hand, Bachmann was greeted with applause when she asked the crowd, "How about a United States president that gets what the American people want in 2012?" and later proclaimed, "Are you in for 2012? I'm in!"

She later clarified that she is committed to denying President Barack Obama a second term, not necessarily running herself. That decision will come by early summer, she said, adding that she was no closer to making it Saturday than she was before her first political trip to New Hampshire.

For the state that holds the earliest presidential primary, it was another day, another Minnesota politician with possible White House aspirations. Bachmann's trip overlapped one day with former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's latest visit, offering voters a glimpse of their contrasting styles.

Pawlenty, a former two-term governor, has taken a more traditional path to exploring a White House bid: traveling to key states, spreading money to potential allies through his political action committee and publishing a memoir as he left office. On Friday, he brushed off reporters' attempts to get him to criticize fellow Republican Mitt Romney on health care, and in remarks at a New Hampshire hospital, offered subdued criticism of Obama's national health care law saying "I know the country just had a huge debate about all of this, and my side lost, at least for now. But I hope we can have a continued discussion."

To be sure, Pawlenty faced a roomful of skeptical physicians in one of the most liberal corners of the state, while Bachmann spoke before an enthusiastic, conservative crowd that included tea party groups from New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She called Obama's health care overhaul the "ultimate example of arrogance."

"The real problem is the arrogant elites in Washington, D.C., who think they know how to run your lives far better than you," she said. "You can't be trusted to run your lives, they have to run your lives for you."

She said the bill included $105 billion in spending that Obama and Democrat leaders intentionally hid.

"Did he just forget to mention that, oh, by the way, we've got $105 billion in this bill that we're going to implement socialized medicine? No, this was intentional.

"It needed to be implemented immediately to get its tentacles all through your lives and our government and our institutions so that no matter who was elected in the future, your franchise, your vote would be neutralized. Because they would get their way."

Bachmann, who only recently has begun traveling to early nominating states, rose through the Minnesota ranks on social issues and is a favorite of the tea party in Congress, where she is in her third term. A formidable fundraiser, she's also built a national following through her blunt commentary on cable news shows.

Her speech was briefly interrupted by protesters who had been allowed in the room after portraying themselves as civic-minded college students who wanted to hear Bachmann. Less than half an hour after they were publicly welcomed by the event organizers, they marched across the conference room, holding signs and chanting "Michele Bachmann we insist, end the AIDS treatment waiting list."

The protest was an apparent reference to the state- and federally-funded AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Many cash-strapped states have taken steps to cap enrollment, drop patients or institute waiting lists. Bachmann thanked them for the "love," as they were quickly ushered out.

"We're seeing this kind of response because the left knows we're coming and we're serious about 2012," she said.
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Please post some facts to back your statement.

the Republican Party doesn't believe a woman should have the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, and they support abstinence-based sex education that results in teenage females getting pregnant sooner and not having the knowledge to protect themselves from STDs. further, since you were the one that pointed out that 75% of children born out of wedlock were poor, you'd think that universal health care would be the best thing for these women as it would enable them to take care of themselves and their children, and perhaps prevent them from any more unwanted pregnancies. Republicans don't like this.

no matter which way you look at it, Republicans support policies that hurt women.
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The hats are bring thrown into the ring.

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